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2019-20 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Online Registration/Information

Test Date Registration Deadline ACT Score release
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 September 24, 2019;
October 10, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 27, 2019 November 12, 2019;
November 26, 2019

For more information about the SAT or ACT, contact your school counselor.


2019-20 SAT Test Dates & Registration Information

Online Registration/Information

Test Date Registration Deadline Score release date
August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019 September 6, 2019
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 October 18, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 November 15, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 December 20, 2019
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 March 27, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 May 15, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 July 15, 2020

**for registrations made online or by phone

For more information about the SAT or ACT, you may contact your school counselor.

District Day of Testing

The Mansfield Independent School District conducts a district wide day of testing involving 8th-12th grade students in mid-October each year.

Participation in testing on this day establishes a baseline measurement of college and career readiness and gives students an opportunity to preview the SAT, PSAT, and connect to AP courses.


For additional information, see your high school guidance counselor or visit the district’s website under Guidance and Counseling.

What tests are administered in MISD on this day of testing in October?

  • 9th grade students take the PSAT 8/9 test. Participation in this exam allows students to compare their performance for the previous year and then to compare their performance against other 9th grade students across the nation who also took the same exam.
  • 10th grade students take the PSAT. This test is a version of the SAT exam. It allows students to experience the rigor and timed segments of content that will be featured on the SAT.
  • 11th grade students take the PSAT. Results of this test determine National Merit Scholars nationwide. Students who achieve National Merit status are awarded scholarship packages to be applied at the college or university of their choice.
  • 12th grade students will be involved in Student ASVAB testing or may take an allowable absence (with required documentation upon return to school) and visit a college campus.

What information is covered in these assessments?
PSAT 8/9, PSAT and the SAT are all part of the College Board. These tests contain material which covers Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Language. The ACT is a creation of ACT. This test contains material which covers Mathematics, Reading, English and Science. If more information is needed, your high school counselor is an additional resource.

Are these assessments required?
No. Students are not required to take the PSAT or practice ACT. Participation in these assessments, however, does provide opportunities for practice and preparation for college entrance exams. Also remember, when students take the PSAT during their 11th grade year, they are automatically screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT in 10th grade and PSAT 8/9 are not considered for entry.

Are accommodations available for the tests?
Yes. Students who provide evidence that their disability affects participation in the exams may be eligible to take those exams with accommodations. All reasonable requests are considered, but must be applied for. The request process may take up to 8 weeks.

How do I request accommodations for these tests?
If you receive special education services and are interested in further information about requesting accommodations for these tests, please contact your high school counselor.

Per Texas Education Code(TEC)Sec. 29.916, a school district shall permit a home-schooled student entitled under Section 25.001 to attend public school in the district to participate in an administration of the PSAT/NMSQT offered by the district. A school district shall require a home-schooled student to pay the same fee to participate in a test under this subsection that a student enrolled in the district is required to pay. The PSAT/NMSQT is available for home-schooled students eligible to attend school in the MISD. For questions related to test registration, home-schooled students/parents should contact the counseling center at the MISD high school in their attendance zone.

For information on district-provided college preparation sessions, please visit the SAT/ACT Prep webpage.